EDIT (October 2010): The virtual pumpkin carving contest was a lot of fun last year but as you can see, the site and various links associated with it are no longer live. Never fear! HERE is a link to the "Pumpkin Patch" 3D model collection and HERE is a link to "Pumpkin Making with Aidan [Chopra]" and HERE is the link to another tutorial. You can see the various winners and other entries and study the many creative approaches to pumpkin construction and carving that modelers invented! Have fun! Original post:
I just uploaded my first-ever YouTube video, which teaches intermediate SketchUp users how to make a 3D pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween holiday season.
And, more importantly, for the upcoming 2009 SketchUp Island Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Contest announcements are coming soon. In the meantime check out the video and make your own 3D pumpkins! You might even get a sneak peek at the contest website (and a head start) : )
EDIT: Contest website is LIVE. Check it out here and enter to WIN! (Beginners, you don't have to make your own pumpkin. Check the web site to learn how to download pre-made pumpkins you can carve).